New Year, New Smile!

New Year, New Smile!
Posted on 01/01/2018

All of us at the practice of Dr. Maryam Mojdehi-Barnes would like to wish you a Happy New Year! And since it’s a new year, that means one thing – New Year’s resolutions! As your providers of Allen, TX Invisalign, Invisalign Teen, clear braces, and other high-quality orthodontic treatments, we’d like to give you some tips on how to get your dental health off to a wonderful start in 2018. Take these tips into consideration and you’ll have a beautiful, new smile for the new year!

Cut Back on the Sugar That You Consume

Our first suggestion certainly won’t be a popular one! Having said that, we recommend cutting back on sugar as it can be detrimental toward a person’s dental health (you probably already knew this…and didn’t care though!). But the reason why sugar can be so harmful is because it will interact with the bacteria that are in your mouth to create acids that will eat away at your tooth enamel and cause decay. While we wouldn’t expect you to completely quit eating sugary foods (we wouldn’t either!), limiting the amount of sugar that you consume can go a long way in boosting the health of your smile.

Improve Your Oral Hygiene Regimen

One of the cornerstones of a healthy smile is a committed oral hygiene regimen, which is why we always suggest making sure that your oral hygiene routine is at its optimal level. We recommend brushing twice per day for at least two minutes so that you’ll have time to brush all the areas of your teeth and your tongue too. Don’t forget to floss daily and you may rinse with mouthwash as well. If you’re wearing metal or clear braces, we recommend brushing four times every day (once after each meal and then again before bedtime). Also, if you’re having a hard time flossing with braces, we recommend using a floss threader or super floss.

Consider Orthodontic Treatment with Your Allen, TX Orthodontist!

If you’re unsatisfied with your smile or just feel that it’s not as beautiful as it could be, there’s no better way to start out 2018 than by undergoing orthodontic treatment. While in years past, orthodontics may have been a hassle, modern orthodontic technology has made treatment more convenient than ever. In addition to the standard metal braces that you’re probably familiar with, we can also provide you with other more discreet options. For example, our Allen, TX Invisalign and clear braces treatments are excellent choices if you’d like to maintain a professional appearance. While Invisalign is aimed at adults, we also offer Invisalign Teen – a treatment that offers all of the benefits of Invisalign except that it’s geared toward teenagers. No matter who you are and what your orthodontic concerns are, we’ve got a solution that’s perfect for helping you attain the smile of your dreams!

Contact Your Allen, TX Orthodontist Today!

If you’re interested in learning more about our clear braces, Invisalign, or Invisalign Teen treatments, we encourage you to contact us and we’ll be glad to assist you however we can. If you’d like to schedule a visit with your Allen, TX orthodontist, feel free to give us a call at (972) 390-1100. We can’t wait to hear from you and help get your year off to a wonderful start!